What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
I enjoy stereotypical nerd stuff, like board games, fictional world-building, and miniature painting. Anything that involves taking things apart, physically or conceptually, in order to understand them better. Trying not to live too much in my own head, occasional hands-on activities include gardening and baking pies. But I genuinely enjoy what I do at work, so even at home I read a lot on topics like typography for the web and new CSS tricks.
What do you like about working at Clix?
The diversity of projects is mentally engaging. And I enjoy helping people be their best selves, highlighting their strengths, which is essentially what we do.
What are the values that drive you?
Knowledge and understanding. I want to learn, not just for the sake of knowledge, but to help myself and others make sense of the world we live in. I believe most conflict is the result of people struggling to make sense of a complex world, forcing it to make sense. Understanding and clarifying those complexities helps people live better lives.
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
I would choose mind reading. Everything else I can take apart, read about, or directly study. But people’s minds, not so much.
“Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.” -Jeffrey Zeldman